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Brain Gilmer  M.D. Profile

Knee & Sports Medicine Specialist

Dr. Gilmer’s focus is on arthroscopic and open surgery of the knee. He is an expert in knee preservation and treatments for knee tendons ligaments and bones.

He works with academic institutions, industry, and peers to generate cutting edge research, develop new techniques, and to teach students and surgeons to advance the field of knee surgery.

Knee Arthroscopy

Knee arthroscopy, also referred to as keyhole or minimally invasive surgery, is a procedure in which a small fiberoptic instrument called an arthroscope is inserted into your knee joint to evaluate and treat damaged tissues and correct abnormalities.

What Our Patients Are Saying

  • I broke my left shoulder mid January this year at June during the “big dump”. Last run of the day of cours...

    ~ Verified Patient ~

  • Dr. Gilmer takes time with his patients, listens very well, and provides a complete menu of treatment options....

    ~ Robert M ~

  • Dr Gilmer is a brilliant Dr who lives up to his very good reputation. His diagnosis & treatment of my knee inj...

    ~ Paula in Bishop ~

  • Over Thanksgiving (2015) I fell against my wood stove and had extensive burns to my hands. I was flown to UCDa...

    ~ Cathy Powell ~

  • Dr. Gilmer repaired a torn ankle tendon 6/2016. 7 months post op I am very happy with my rehab and healing.

    ~ CJV in Bishop ~

Publications & Presentation

Brain Gilmer  M.D. Publication1

Diagnostic Needle Arthroscopy and Partial Medial Meniscectomy Using Small Bore Needle Arthroscopy

As resolution and image quality improve, several potential advantages make needle arthroscopy...

Arthroscopically Assisted Fixation of Terrible Triad Variant Injuries of the Elbow With Small-Bore Needle Arthroscopy

The range of diagnostic and therapeutic applications of needle arthroscopy (NA) continue to...
Brain Gilmer  M.D. Publication2
Brain Gilmer  M.D. Publication3

An Arthroscopic Technique for Release of the Middle Glenohumeral Ligament and the Effect on External Rotation of the Shoulder

The middle glenohumeral ligament (MGHL) is well recognized as a primary stabilizer of the shoulder.


Sports Medicine, also known as sports and exercise medicine (SEM), is a branch of medicine that deals with the treatment and prevention of sports and exercise-related injuries and improving fitness and performance. The main objective of sports medicine is to help individuals engage in sports and exercise in a safe and effective manner to accomplish their training goals.

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85 Sierra Park Rd
Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546

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9990 Double R Blvd
Suite 200, Reno, NV 89521

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